If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the introductory workshops you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 28 October & 4 November 2017 (both Saturdays).

 Meditation Supplies 

  • For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.
  • T-Shirts AZC Bodhidharma T-shirts are still available in most sizes. See here for details and picture.


  • Qi Gong with Orlando Morales is monthly on Saturday. The next class is Saturday 18th November, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please register here if you want reminders about exercise classes. 
  • The Pilates Classes with Hanya will recommence on Wednesday 18 October at 11 a.m. Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance. For more information and to register go here.

  • Over Labour Weekend (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Richard von Sturmer will teach a workshop on 'Zen and Creative Writing', with a focus on haiku and tanka poetry. The workshop will be open to anyone interested in writing; no previous experience of Zen is necessary.  Details and registration here.

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